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MIT Physics News Spotlight: Frebel named rising star by Astronomy Magazine

…to the Milky Way’s oldest members. “This has been helping us gain a better picgture of how the Milky Way assembled and how the oldest stars … actually got incorporated…

Observational cosmology in the Milky Way's backyard (Speaker: Beth Willman, Haverford)

MIT Astrophysics Colloquium Abstract: The ultra-faint dwarf galaxies discovered around the Milky Way and M31 include objects with less than one millionth of the Milky Way’s own luminosity. The detailed…

Two talks: Unraveling the history of the Milky Way (speaker: Yuan-Sen Ting, Harvard); High-Redshift Astrophysics Using Every Photon (speaker: Patrick Breysse, Johns Hopkins)

Speaker 1: Yuan-Sen Ting, Harvard Unraveling the history of the Milky Way Abstract: Understanding physical processes responsible for the formation and evolution of galaxies like the Milky Way is a…

Insight into the Formation of the Milky Way Through Cold Halo Substructure. I. The ECHOS of Milky Way Formation

1 Astrophysical Journal Schlaufman, K.C. and Rockosi, C.M. and Allende Prieto, C. and Beers, T.C. and Bizyaev, D. and Brewington, H. and Lee, Y.S. and Malanushenko, V….

The Milky Way Laboratory (speaker: Cara Battersby, University of Connecticut)

Milky Way Laboratory, I will discuss 1) how we can use dense, filamentary molecular clouds, potential “Bones of the Milky Way,” to trace our Galaxy’s spiral structure, and 2) how…

Astrophysics Colloquium–The Bones of the Milky Way (Speaker: Alyssa Goodman, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard)

Abstract: The Milky Way is typically thought of as a spiral galaxy, but our understanding of its detailed structure remains fuzzy thanks to our observational vantage point within its disk….

Simulating Milky Way-like Galaxies with Realistic Satellite Populations (Speaker: Andrew Wetzel, UC Davis)

Abstract:I will present results from the Latte suite of cosmological zoom-in baryonic simulations that model the formation of Milky Way-like galaxies at parsec-scale resolution, using the FIRE (Feedback in Realistic…

Stellar Streams and the Milky-Way’s Dark-matter Halo (speaker: Jo Bovy, University of Toronto)

AbstractStellar tidal streams originating from disrupting globular clusters in the Milky Way’s halo hold enormous promise as probes of both the large-scale structure of the Milky Way halo’s density distribution…

Two Talks! Effects of Tides on Milky Way Dwarf Satellite Galaxies (speaker: Mei-Yu Wang, Texas A&M); Probing Compact Dark Matter (speaker: Julian Munoz, Johns Hopkins University)

Milky Way Dwarf Satellite Galaxies Mei-Yu Wang, Texas A&M Abstract:Using detailed observations of the Local Group to study wide-ranging questions in galaxy formation and dark matter physics – has…

Frebel Anna

…The origin of the metal-poor halo of the Milky Way. Professor Frebel’s proposal has three specific goals: (1) to perform stellar archaeology, giving us new constraints on the major physical…